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Indoor Plants and their Benefits

Updated on January 12, 2018

Indoor Plants

As you know indoor plants are the plants that are kept inside of a house like living room, bedroom, kitchen etc. They are also sometimes called room or house plants. In this hub we will look into some common types of them and some of their benefits.

Common Indoor Plants

Here is a list of the common names of 14 common indoor plants:

Braided Ficus Tree

Ponytail Palm

Angel Ivy Ring Topiary

Chamaedorea Palm

Chinese Evergreen

Moth Orchid, Novelty Stripes

Spider plant

Rubber plant

Bamboo Palm

Bismark Palm

Cactus Combo Bonsai

Tropical Combo Bonsai

Lucky bamboo

Peace lily

Why are they Important

12 benefits of indoor plants are:

Absorb harmful substances from the air around them.

Keep up the atmospheric humidity levels which are quite necessary.

They have a cooling effect.

Indoor plants tend to reduce stress levels.

Encourage a better performance

Dampen sounds, thus reducing sound pollution and increase concentration level if you are

working by reducing noise.

These plants help add color to the environment.

They provide cleaner air.

Help in reduction of absenteeism in the workplace is one of the benefits of indoor plants.

They provide a faster recovery from mental tiredness

Increased positive feelings due to indoor plants.

They reduce feelings of anxiety, anger and sadness as well.

Poisonous Indoor Plants

Some indoor plants can be poisonous. So if you have pets or children at your place, then these toxic plants given below are not for you. If you still want to keep them in your house then please place them out of the reach of your pets and children. Here is a list of commonly kept poisonous indoor plants.

Aloe Vera


Chinese Evergreen


Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum)


Fishtail Palm

Lucky Bamboo

Peace Lily



Crown of Thorns

English Ivy

Dumb Cane

Sago Palm

Snake Plants (Mother-in Law's Tongue)


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      5 years ago

      Why is mother in laws tounge a poisonous indoor plant? this is the first place i have read to say it is poisonous, it is a great indoor plant!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Becky!

    • Becky Puetz profile image


      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great hub, thanks for sharing.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks creative!

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      8 years ago from Maine

      Great article, I love aloe vera plants, but I didn't realize that they were poisonous. Thanks for the info.

    • intogadget profile image


      8 years ago

      thanks for the tips, i was looking for an indoor plant so ill take some of your tips

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Yup, certain plants will survive without care, others won't. Thanks for commenting. :)

    • elayne001 profile image


      9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I do best with plastic plants, but I have a few live ones too. They survive despite my lack of care :)

      But I have a fun square foot garden out back.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Yea, I know that plant, in fact had one a few months back. Yup, maybe this is one Dohn means. BTW Emievil I didn't read your comment till the end and started writing the reply and was about to write: "maybe this is what Dohn means" when read that you have already said that. :)

      Thanx, for commenting bingskee. :)

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      We have indoor plants right now. My mother insisted on it :). We have what we call the "fortune plant" - it's actually a small bamboo plant that is said to be a lucky one. Maybe this is what dohn means?

    • bingskee profile image


      9 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      beautiful hub!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Ethel, plants are always so lovable. Thanx for commenting.

      Dohn, thanx for the comment. Maybe if you describe it a bit to us, we can figure out which plant it is. :)

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I got one called "Lucky." I have no idea what it is as it was a gift a Chinese Take-Out restaurant I used to frequent. Thanks, UH.

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I have always had quite a few indoor plants. Love them


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